Letter by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on Remembering the 1993 WTC Bombing

February 26, 2014

Letter by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on Remembering the 1993 WTC Bombing

Dear Friends,

On February 26, 1993, terrorists detonated 1,200 pounds of explosives in the parking garage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center site that killed six people and injured more than a thousand.

Today we remember John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen A. Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado, and Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn child, during a moment of silence on the 9/11 Memorial at 12:18 p.m., the time when the attack occurred.

When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in May, their individual stories will be shared through the Museum's In Memoriam exhibition. In the historical exhibition, visitors will also be able to learn about the connection of that fateful day in February 1993 with the attacks on September 11, 2001. While these vile acts were separated in time, we are united in our commitment to honor and remember those who perished in both. You can visit our website for additional information on the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Please join me in sharing your thoughts and prayers with the families of those killed and the survivors of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Warm regards,

Joe Daniels
President & CEO
@JoeCDaniels